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Freitag, 22. November 2013
UKRAINIANS ABROAD COMMEMORATE HOLODOMOR VICTIMS (RISU)
Ukrainians abroad commemorated the victims of the Holodomor on the 80th anniversary of the tragedy. In France, a memorial Hierarchical Liturgy was celebrated in the Notre Dame Cathedral, and in the United States, a memorial service at the St. Nicholas Cathedral in Chicago as well as a commemorative event in downtown Chicago were held.
The Eparch of Paris Bishop Borys Gudziak participated in the Liturgy in the Notre Dame Cathedral on November 17, the official website of the UGCC reports.
“We remember the martyrs and the victims of the Holodomor. We are called on to foster confidence in our future, assert our dignity – not at the expense of others, not in spite of anyone, but simply because it is true. And this truth we experienced today,” commented Bishop Borys Gudziak.
In addition, on November 16 a memorial service was held in Chicago at the St. Nicholas Cathedral at the invitation of Ukrainian Genocide Foundation, the site of the UOC-KP reports. The service was celebrated by Patriarch Filaret of the UOC-KP.
Before the memorial service, UGCC Bishop Richard Seminack addressed the faithful, stressing the importance of commemorating the victims of the Holodomor.
In honor of the 80th anniversary of the Holodomor genocide of the Ukrainian people in 1932-1933, on November 17 a commemorative event Candle of Memory was held in Millennium Park in the center of Chicago. It was organized by the American branch of Svoboda, Pomarancheva Khvylia, and Nova Ukrayinska Khvylia.